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Fight Like a Girl

Directed by Jill Morley

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Personal Doc, Sports, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Told from a first person perspective, “Fight Like A Girl” is about women overcoming their demons through boxing, while telling a larger story about abuse, trauma, mental illness and healing. In a gritty, first-person narrative that was shot over a period of five years, filmmaker Jill Morley delves inside the little-known world of female boxers to meet the women who are passionate about fighting hard. She gets pulled in to this culture as she trains for the New York Golden Gloves. From world champions to amateurs training for local tournaments, Jill discovers they all have a lot in common. Throughout the film, how she and the other women she trains with arrive at boxing is revealed. The real emotional history, and traumas bubble up fleshing out a compelling story about women overcoming adversity in what many consider a violent sport.

Stage
in post-production
Running time
82 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Shooting Ninjas Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007 through 2012
Locations
New York City

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Distribution
Not finished
Language
English

Photos

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